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Job #: R-00004188
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Software Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Job Description

The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Mission Equipment Package (MEP) Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) Division of the Leidos Defense Group currently has a career opening for a Software Engineer I for the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TUAS) and Gray Eagle Modeling, Navigation and Integration (GEMNI) programs. This position is located in our Huntsville, Alabama offices.

The Software Engineer will be part of an Engineering Team supporting UAS systems. This position is responsible for technical planning and full lifecycle design, development, and integration in support of the UAS community.

Standard engineering methodologies, processes, and tools will be used to perform problem solving, solution design, integration and test preparation, risk assessment and mitigation planning, and related activities. Functional responsibilities include requirements analysis, implementation planning, subcontractor coordination, integration & test, sustainment, documentation, deployment, and system assessment.

Although this is a technical/engineering position, communication and interpersonal skills are crucial in this role. The candidate will be expected to interface with Government personnel, subcontractors, and management to identify required activities, perform collaborative planning, review deliverables, and resolve issues. Candidate selected is expected to travel up to 15%.

The Software Engineer will report to the Army UAS Chief Engineer.

Primary Responsibilities

Acts as a proponent to ensure successful systems engineering input to the US Army RQ-7Bv2 Shadow and US Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle programs.

Designs, develops, tests, and implements software in support of UAV products.

Creates and maintains documentation per industry standards and DoD requirements.

Develops lower level requirements.

Develops test plans that validate customer-driven requirements are met.

Coordinates and communicates with US Army UAS stakeholders, end users, and internal & external customers and leadership.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related discipline obtained within the last 12 months + up to 2 years of related experience OR Masters Degree obtained within last 12 months and no experience.
  • Ability to diagnose complex system problems and develop innovative solutions.
  • Ability to work and collaborate in team-based environment.
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional planning, coordination, and task execution situations involving the full lifecycle of software and system integration activities.
  • Strong troubleshooting, problem solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook).
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance within first 180 days of employment.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Active Secret clearance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of multiple engineering disciplines (Integration, Software, Aero, Avionics, etc.).
  • Report and/or technical writing experience.
  • Experience developing Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for new opportunities.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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